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EnergyTech: ERCOT moves forward on pilot to evaluate DERs in wholesale markets

Oct. 24, 2022
Rod Walton, senior editor of EnergyTech, describes an ERCOT pilot project with implications for microgrids.

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
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Marcel Hotel PV, courtesy Bruce Becker

Hotel microgrids cut energy costs, meet demand from guests for sustainability

March 11, 2022
Travelers are looking for accommodations that meet sustainability goals, and a hotel microgrid can help meet that demand — while saving the hotel money. Here’s a look at hotel...
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Why this could be a tough winter for the US electric grid

Dec. 7, 2021
When the folks who run the electric grid start to worry about its reliability, we all best sit up and take notice.
Repowering a school bus with a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) bi-directional electric vehicle charging system. Courtesy of AMPLY

Depot-Based Electric Vehicles Like ‘Mobile Microgrids to Support the Grid’

April 30, 2021
Electric buses, delivery trucks and other fleet vehicles are like mobile microgrids that can help balance the grid, and their depots offer huge potential to reduce peak usage ...
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What FERC Order 2222-A Means for Microgrids and Energy Democracy

April 19, 2021
FERC 2222-A continues efforts by US regulators to remove barriers for aggregated distributed energy resources in wholesale markets. And it may unlock new revenue streams for microgrids...
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Energy Industry Players Moving out of their Swim Lanes

Dec. 18, 2020
Markets aren’t providing enough compensation for distributed energy resources (DER) which is blocking its expansion on the grid, Deloitte found. The value streams are insufficient...
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How to Make FERC 2222 Work for Microgrids

Nov. 20, 2020
FERC Order 2222 presents promise — but also challenges — for the US microgrid industry, according to energy policy experts who spoke this week at Microgrid 2020 Global, a virtual...
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What Do You Need to Know to Reduce Utility Charges with a Microgrid?

July 10, 2020
How does a microgrid developer go about finding the utility price information that will demonstrate that your microgrid project is or isn’t financially viable?